A sociolinguistic look at intrusive /r/



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Agustín Lana, Rodrigo (2019) A sociolinguistic look at intrusive /r/. [Trabajo Fin de Grado]

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This paper will look at the use of intrusive "r" in different varieties of English across the world. The main purpose of the paper will be to examine how native speakers of English use intrusive "r" and how this usage correlates with sociolinguistic factors like social class, age, gender and level of education. With this aim in mind, I have selected a range of empirical studies conducted from the 1970s onwards to illustrate my arguments. The discussion of the results of these studies has confirmed two of the ideas I had before I embarked on writing this paper. First, that varieties of English worldwide are shifting towards greater rhoticity, and second, that not only does a negative correlation between the occurrence of intrusion and socioeconomic status exist, but speakers who show intrusive "r" are also the target of social stigmatization.

Item Type:Trabajo Fin de Grado
Escutia López, Marciano
Subjects:Humanities > Philology > Linguistics
Humanities > Philology > English philology
Título de Grado:Grado en Estudios Ingleses
ID Code:60908
Deposited On:13 Jun 2020 17:12
Last Modified:29 Jun 2020 14:48

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